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An priest was on leoden
Laȝamon’s Brut — in rhyming alliterative lines
Author(s): Laȝamon
Title(s): Brut
Subjects: chronicles
Versification: — alliteration



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Cotton Caligula A.IX, ff. 3ra-194vb
First Lines:
A preost was on leoden laȝamon was ihoten
He wes leouenaðes sone liðe him beo drihten…
Last Lines:
…Þa ȝet ne com þas ilke dai beo heonne uorð alse hi mai
I wurðe þet iwurðe I wurðe Godes wille
Amen
Note: 32241 lines. Written as prose.
Attributed Title: Incipit hystoria brutonium (f. 3)
Facsimiles:
Digital Facsimile of British Library MS Cotton Caligula A IX. http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/FullDisplay.aspx?ref=Cotton_MS_Caligula_A_IX.
Editions:
Madden, Frederick, ed. Laʒamon’s Brut, or Chronicle of Britain…. 3 vols. London: Society of Antiquaries, 1847.
Zupitza, Julius. Alt- und mittelenglisches Uebungsbuch mit einem Wörterbuch. 8th ed. Vienna and Leipzig: Braumüller, 1907; 12th ed., ed. Albert Eichler. Wein: Braumüller, 1922: 101-7 (excerpts).
Hall, Joseph. Layamon’s Brut. Oxford: Clarendon, 1924; trans. Hall: (selections).
Brook, George Leslie, and Roy Francis Leslie, eds. Laʒamon’s Brut. 2 vols. EETS o.s. 250, 277 (1963, 1978).
2.Source: London, British Library Cotton Otho C.XIII, f. 1
Note: 23590 lines; begins imperfectly.
Editions:
Madden, Frederick, ed. Laʒamon’s Brut, or Chronicle of Britain…. 3 vols. London: Society of Antiquaries, 1847.
Zupitza, Julius. Alt- und mittelenglisches Uebungsbuch mit einem Wörterbuch. 8th ed. Vienna and Leipzig: Braumüller, 1907; 12th ed., ed. Albert Eichler. Wein: Braumüller, 1922: 101-7 (excerpts).
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: (excerpt).